A wide range of credentials to help you prepare for a career.
Our instructors are industry professionals who understand what skills graduates will need in the workforce. Explore our programs in the areas of Business, Arts and Science, Engineering and Technology, Sport and Exercise Education, and Health and Human Services to find the one that's right for you.
What Camosun offers
Arts & Science
Camosun's School of Arts and Science offers you the flexibility to take courses from different subject areas or concentrate on a specific field of study. Whether you want to obtain hands-on career training or transfer to university, our faculty strive to create a learning environment that is committed to student success and instructional excellence.
|Associate Degree||Associate of Arts||Economics||2 years|
|Associate of Arts||English||2 years|
|Associate of Arts||General Arts||2 years|
|Associate of Arts||Pre-Social Work||2 years|
|Associate of Arts||Psychology||2 years|
|Associate of Science||Biology||2 years|
|Associate of Science||General Science||2 years|
|Diploma||Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology||n/a||2 years|
|Arts and Science Studies||n/a||2 years|
|Criminal Justice||n/a||2 years|
|Environmental Technology||n/a||3 years|
|Music Performance||n/a||2 years|
|Visual Arts||n/a||2 years|
|Non-credentialed||University Transfer||Arts||1-2 years|
|University Transfer||Education||1-2 years|
|University Transfer||Science||1-2 years|
After studying for two years at Camosun, Yury transferred his credits into the third year of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Victoria. He is now about to finish his degree and once he graduates, plans to apply to become a permanent resident, travel across Canada, and start working in his field.
Yuri Puzanov, Russia
The School of Business at Camosun teaches you the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to be successful in a changing business world. Our applied programs combine the practical and theoretical applications of business, which has led to 96% of graduates finding work in fields related to their area of study.
|Bachelor's Degree||Business Administration||Accounting||4 years|
|Business Administration||Human Resource Management & Leadership||4 years|
|Business Administration||Marketing||4 years|
|Diploma||Business Administration||Accounting||2 years|
|Business Administration||Finance||2 years|
|Business Administration||General Management||2 years|
|Business Administration||Marketing||2 years|
|Hospitality Management||n/a||2 years|
|Post-Degree Diploma||Applied Tourism and Hospitality Management||n/a||16 months|
|Business Administration||Accounting||1-2 years|
|Business Administration||General Management||1-2 years|
|Business Administration||Human Resource Management & Leadership||1-2 years|
|Business Administration||Marketing||1-2 years|
|Non-credentialed||University Transfer||Business||1-2 years|
|University Transfer||Commerce||1-2 years|
As a strong supporter of lifelong learning, Amy has earned several advanced designations while instructing at Camosun. Her passion for fraud prevention led to her becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), completing her Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics and researching and writing articles about fraud in the cyber realm.
Amy Hoggard, Program Leader & Instructor
Accounting & Finance, School of Business
Engineering & Technology
With over 900 technology companies in Victoria, graduates of our computer and engineering technology programs are in high demand. Camosun offers a unique Engineering Bridge program, which allows our engineering diploma graduates direct entry to third year at the University of British Columbia (UBC) or the University of Victoria (UVic) to complete a bachelor's degree in engineering or applied science.
|Electrical Engineering Technology—Marine & Industrial||2-3 years|
|Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology - Renewable Energy||2-3 years|
|Information and Computer Systems Technology||2-3 years|
|Interactive Media Development||2-3 years|
|Mechanical Engineering Technology||2-3 years|
|Advanced Diploma |
(For graduates of approved programs)
|Civil Engineering Bridge||1 year|
|Electrical & Computer Engineering Bridge||1 year|
|Mechanical Engineering Bridge to UBC||1 year|
|Mechanical Engineering Bridge to UVic||1 year|
|Non-credentialed||University Transfer - Computer Science||1 year|
|University Transfer - Engineering (UVic)||1 year|
During her program, Gurpreet completed a three-month internship at AME Group, a mechanical engineering consulting company in Victoria, which involved designing plumbing and fire systems for high-rise buildings, schools, and recreation centres. After finishing the diploma, AME Group hired her for a permanent position as a Mechanical Designer. Now, Gurpreet plans to continue working and learning in her industry, before eventually pursuing a bachelor's degree.
Gurpreet Sethi, India
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Health & Human Services
The School of Health and Human Services at Camosun is dedicated to preparing you for a career in health care, outreach, and community engagement. Each program strengthens your abilities in team building, leadership, communications, and collaboration and include a practicum component where clinical and service skills are developed.
|Diploma||Community, Family & Child Studies||2 years|
|Dental Hygiene||1+2 years*|
|Early Learning & Care||2 years|
|Practical Nursing||2 years|
Note *Entry into the Dental Hygiene program requires one year of university-level foundation courses.
Sport & Exercise Education
Camosun's Centre for Sport and Exercise Education delivers innovative programs that combine sport, fitness, wellness and rehabilitation, with management, science, and leadership. This Centre is home to Camosun's sports teams, the Chargers, an Athletic and Exercise Therapy Clinic for you to apply your learning, as well as a Canadian Olympic training centre, the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence.
|Bachelor's Degree||Athletic & Exercise Therapy||4 years|
|Sport & Fitness Leadership - Exercise & Wellness||4 years|
|Sport Management||4 years|
|Diploma||Exercise & Wellness||2 years|
|Massage Therapy||2 years|
|Sport Management||2 years|
Growing up, Sebastian was always a keen athlete and enjoyed playing sports. After suffering a soccer injury and going through rehabilitation, Sebastian says he had a great appreciation for how his physiotherapists helped him and decided that he wanted to help others recover from their injuries. He is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy program and will be completing a practicum at Camosun's Athletic and Exercise Therapy Clinic.
Sebastian Zanghellini, Australia
Athletic & Exercise Therapy
ESL & Academic Upgrading
If you do not meet the English requirement for direct entry, you can begin in Camosun's on-campus ESL program. Depending on your current level of English proficiency, you will be placed into the appropriate ESL level to improve your language skills for academic studies. Once you have reached the highest ESL level, you can register for up to three academic courses.
|Certificate||English Language Development (Academic ESL)||4 months each level|
|Intensive Summer English (CISLI)||2 months each level|
Practical English & Career Exploration
Camosun English Learning Adventures (CELA) is an activity-based open enrolment program where students apply their English in a practical environment. These two-week and four-week practical English programs help students expand vocabulary and communication skills through exciting curriculum in the classroom and applied activities on- and off-campus.
|(non-credentialed)||CELA||2 or 4 weeks|